Hosted by: Gillian Daniels
New Dawn Animal Behavior Center
11501a 47th St. North
Clearwater, FL 33762

Entry method – Entries are Closed.

Entries close January 8th, 2018 at 5 p.m. or when entry limits have been met. Entries are LIMITED to 80 tests. Test Site Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Check in and briefing times will be sent out in the final confirmation email

Tampa Bay Veterinary Specialist (1501A Belcher Rd, Largo, FL 33771 727-535-3500)

Test Site Information
No indoor crating on site. All dogs must be on a 6’ leash at all times when not being tested. No flexi-leashes for walking dogs on test site grounds; flexis may be used in the test itself. Potty areas on location.

Entry Requirements
The handler of the dog must be a current member of the NACSW™. The Dog must be registered with the NACSW™. For information on how to register or become a member go to

Trial Eligibility and ORTs
An ORT must be taken and passed at least 14 days before a trial opening date to be eligible for the first draw period.

Entry Fee and Second Dog Policy
Entry fee $30.00 and a handler may test only one dog per odor

Closing Date
January 8th, 2018 at 5 p.m.

Refund Policy
ENTRY FEES shall not be refunded in the event that a dog is absent, disqualified, or excused by the NACSW™ official or judge.

Video/Photography Policy
ORT participants are allowed to have a friend or family member video/photograph their test. ORT participants are not allowed to video/photograph one another. ORT hosts are not obligated to provide someone to video/photograph.

Dog Friendly Hotels Near Test Site 
LaQuinta Tampa Bay Clearwater Airport 3301 Ulmerton Rd. Clearwater, FL 33762 727-572-7222

TEST Information – Notice to Exhibitors

THE TEST SITE will be open from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Check in times and briefing times will be sent out in the final confirmation email.

An ORT must be taken and passed at least 14 days before a trial opening date to be eligible for the first draw period.

Score books are optional and are not required to participate in an ORT. They are for personal record keeping. You can request a replacement book that will include all your prior NACSW results, it can be ordered online.  Log in to your account at: and under the “My Account” section, go to “My Dogs” and choose the option to order a replacement score book there.

NO SPECTATORS ARE PERMITTED IN THE SEARCH AREA during the ORT except NACSW™ officials, adults accompanying a minor, CNWI-in-training, or immediate family members/friends of the dog/handler team currently being tested.

DOGS PRESENT will not be permitted to roam. Exhibitors are responsible for the behavior of their dogs. The owner of each dog is solely responsible for having it ready when it is to be judged. Be prepared to keep your dog in your car when not being tested or on leash at all times. There is no inside crating at this test.

FEMALES IN SEASON – Contact your test host if this becomes a possibility

DOGS PARTICIPATING in ORT must be at least six months of age and must appear to be healthy on trial day and should be current on all vaccinations required by law.

BASIC DESCRIPTION OF TEST – to successfully pass an ORT a dog must identify the location of the target odor and the handler must correctly call an “alert” within a three-minute time period. The Odor Recognition Test consists of a drill type exercise which requires 12 closed boxes set up in a pattern of one or two rows, spaced a minimum of 48” apart. The ORT is conducted on leash. Complete information can be obtained on the NACSW™ website.

All exhibitors should obtain and review a copy of the NACSWK9 NOSE WORK® RULE BOOK. You may get it from their website:

Register for the ORT:

Entries are Closed.